Archives for June 2016

Vehicular Manslaughter Charges Filed

Vehicular manslaughter and DWI charges have been filed in deadly Centerville accident. twenty two year old Thomas Marion was charged for an accident in May that killed 15 year old Jasmine Uveino-Braymiller, a student at Fillmore high school. Troopers said Marion’s blood-alcohol level was 0.09 percent, just above the legal limit.
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They’re shutting down Olean’s Dresser-Rand plant for a week. There just isn’t enough work. And about 60 Siemens employees will be out of a job by September in Wellsville.
The reductions will start in the coming week.
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Olean City School districts has fired the teacher accused of sexual abuse with a student. But Robert J. Washington was fired for his work performance, not his arrest, the district said. He’s a special education teacher arreseted two weeks ago for allegedly having sexual contact with a 13-year-old male student.
The district couldn’t legally fire him for his arrest, but since his performance was an issue before the arrest, that was different.

Accused Car Thief Arrested

He’s not a fugitive any more… he’s a prisoner.
With a $5,000 reward out for his arrest, James Dean Peters the third has turned himself in to Bradford City Police. Peters is accused of stealing a white Porsche Cayenne SUV from a home in Ridgway. He’d been wanted since Friday when police say he led them on a chase in the stolen SUV then ditched it in Limestone.
A private citizen put out a $5,000 reward for his capture and arrest. It hasn’t been decided if anyone’s going to get that money. Peters turned himself in peacefully.
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The Olean City School teacher accused of sexual abuse has been fired.
But Robert J. Washington wasn’t fired for his alleged sexual abuse of a student.
Washington’s an Olean High School special education teacher. He was fired, the district said, for his lack of teaching abilities and his performance in the classroom. He was arreseted two weeks ago and reportedly admitted having sexual contact with a 13-year-old male student.

Reward Increased for Accused Car Theif

Now the reward for an alleged car theif is up to five thousand dollars.
The private citizen offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and capture of James D. Peters III says it’s worth $5000.00 to have Peters caught and arrested. Peters is accused of stealing a Porsche and leading police on a chase before abandoning the car and running into the wood in Limestone last Friday.
The reward was $2,500 yesterday, but a lack of tips led to an increase.
Peters should be considered dangerous because he may have a stolen gun with him. Police say he’s been convicted of auto theft before.
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A Bradford man in in jail after a fight were he reportedly broke another man’s clavical and fractured a couple of his ribs.
It happened earlier this month in Bradford.
Tompkins was committed to McKean County Jail in Smethport in lieu of 10 percent of $20,000 bail.

Olean’s First African American Firefighter Honored

He was the first African-American firefighter in Olean history and this weekend, Olean is putting up a plaque to honor him.
Herbert Elmore joined the Olean Fire Department in 1964 and worked for ten years until an injury in 1974. He died twenty years later in 1994.
A plaque dedication ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Olean Central Fire Station on North Union Street.
The plaque will be installed at the Fire Training Center in Gargoyle Park.
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Police have arrrested two women on drug charges in Elk County
Both are accused with drug possession with the intent to deliver. The drug was heroin. forty two year old Kimberly Parry and thirty nine year old Tabitha Young, were arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Judge Barry
They’re in Elk County Jail in Ridgway in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Reward Offered For Car Theft Suspect

Now it’s a $2,500 reward. That’s how much it’s worth to capture a car thief.
A Bradford man allegedly stole a Porsche sport utility vehicle in Ridgway on Wednesday night then led police on a high-speed chase into Limestone, N.Y., early Friday morning. He’s still out there. The suspect’s name is twenty one year old James Dean Peters the thrid.
A private citizen first offered a thousand dollars for a tip that led to Peters’ arrest.
But now he’s raised that reward to $2,500.
Peters reportedly abandoned the SUV in Limestone early Friday morning, and ran away.
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A missing dirt bike rider who was the focus of an intensive 20 hour search has been found safe and alive. The 61 year old Lock Haven man disapeared on his motorcycle on the trails outside of Alma. A rural mail carrier recognized him on County Road 18. The man wis expected to make a full recovery.
His name has not been released.

Missing Man Found

He’s safe and sound and lucky to be alive.
The 61 year old Lock Haven man who had rescuers searching for him for 20 hours has been found. He disapeared on his motorcycle on th erails outside of Alma. And a mail carrier delivered him.
A rural mail route driver spotted him on County Road 18. The man was disoriented and did not wave down the vehicle, but the mail carrier recognized the man from his description and stopped.
The man’s name has not been released, but emergency responsders say he is very tired, scratched, bruised, but expected to make a full recovery.
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A missing Conewango Valley man is presumed to have drowned in Chautauqua Lake. He’s 48 year old Ricky Whipple. He went missing on Chautauqua Lake around 7 p.m. Saturday after a tubing accident. Whipple had been on an inner tube or inflatable raft towed by a motor boat before falling off at the northern end of the lake.

Civil War Memorial Presevation Plans Discussed

The future of a Civil War Memorial and Historic Building in Little Valley has put preservation plans on hold. The building at Seventh and Court streets has been inspected by the New York State Department of Labor and that “some items were flagged, according to a report in the Olean Times Hearld.
No formal report has been delivered. Depending on the findings, the county may face a narrow window to respond with an action plan. Those plans would include fundraising for the building’s preservation.
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Five people in Emporium have been arrested on drug charges.
thirty three year old Richard Douglas Housler was arrested on charges of selling drugs to a confidential informant working with the drug task force.
thirty five year old Victor Lee Elliott is accused of selling marijuana.
twenty four year old Michael James Hallowell, twenty one year old Brianna Shacree Hallowell, and fifty four year old Dona Darlene Burnside also face marijuana possession charges.

Wilcox Man Charged in Sex Crimes

He’s accused of sexually assaulting a child hundreds of times.
Fifty year old Charles Steele of Wilcox was charged in Elk County Court.
There are two separate cases pending against him. In the first case he’s charged with five counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child corruption of minors and indecent assault of a child. In a second case, there are hundreds of more charges. Ten counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and 400 counts of sexualy assaulting a child and 100 more counts of corruption of minors, a combination of felonies and misdemeanors.
The alleged assults happened between 2001 and 2008 in Jones Township.
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A 17 year old girl on a bike was hit by a car Wednesday night on West State Street in Olean. She was taken to Olean General Hospital. Her condition was not available.

Salamanca Woman Convicted of Sex Crimes

a salamanca woman could spend the rest of her life in prison for selling a ten year girl into prostitution.
Tina wagoner was convicted by a jury after prosecutors told the jury Wagoner let men have sex with a ten year old girl who lived with her in a trailer park.
the cost was drugs and alcohol. the prosecution says they’ll ask for the maximum 40 year sentence for wagoner, who’s fifty two years old.
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Pennyslvania state police say someone beat a cat to death then put it in a burlap sack and threw it in a creek in Shinglehouse.
Two kittens were put in a sack as well and thrown into the creek.
Police says it happened sometime between Sunday and Monday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Coudersport-based state police.
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Pennsylvania counties are raising the hotel tax rate from 3 percent to 5 percent.
Six counties so far have made the move, and the Potter County Visitors Association is hoping to include Potter County.

Woman Guilty of Sex Abuse Charges

She’s guilty of sexual abuse for bascially selling a young girl to men for drugs and alcohol.
fifty two year old Tina Wagoner was convicted by a jury of rape, attempted rape, and promoting prostitution. The prosecution will seek the maximum prison sentence of 40 years. Police said she sold sex with the girl to men when the girl was between ten and twelve years old at a trailer park in Salamanca.
Law enforcement told the olean times herald there were as many as 30 men involved. Wagoner said she plans to appeal.
Two men charged alongside Wagoner in a March 2015 grand jury indictment, Christopher Terhune, 34, of Fredonia, and Thomas Doner, 37, of Salamanca, testified after taking plea deals to lesser charges. wagoner will be sentenced in late August.
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You won’t be able to dump garbage at the Allegany County-owned landfill after July 9.
Department of Public Works Superintendent Guy James says they’ll use $3 million in Solid Waste reserves to close the landfill.